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expect now that pot's legal there? we get the low-down from someone who knows in amsterdam. >>> a baldwin in trouble with the law again. he comes on to this show to explain himself. >> i want to do the right thing. >>> and the most popular korean pop star on the planet getting heat for some hateful words about u.s. soldiers. you can divide americans into two camps. either you consider it the illegal drug of choice for slackers or you'd like to see it legalized. sell it, tax it, make it a sign of our valued civil liberties, maybe even a treatment for illness. we're talking, of course, about marijuana, pot, whatever you want to call it. voters in washington and colorado legalized it, recreational use last month. and washington's law took effect on thursday. but when americans think about legal drug use, most people don't think seattle. think they about amsterdam, right? holland's famous port city has about 780,000 people. drugs there are technically illegal but they've been tolerated since the 1970s. seattle is a port city, too, a little smaller than amsterdam. as of this week, marijuana is
? >> dana: are there bars for pot in amsterdam? >> eric: you have to call the bar a club, membership club to make it legal and smoke pot. >> eric: it's state right versus the federal oversight. listen, i'm for pushing over the the states that you can. so i guess i have to be okay with colorado and washington state. but the feds, it's weird. the feds are picking and choosing where they are going to enforce. they will go to oakland to bust people. but they are going to let it in mont clair, new jersey, across the river, there is a pot dispensary. it's illegal on every level. but they will leigh that. >> dana: look at a google map. >> eric: it's strange how they pick and choose which municipalities will -- >> dana: i was wondering when your dad when he owned the diners and the restaurants do you think this law passed would he have allowed pot smoking in the dine ore the restaurant? >> andrea: i don't think he would have. my mom would have said no way. even though he would have said let anybody in. we had a smoking section, nonsmoking section. >> dana: like a peeing end of the pool. >> greg:
see-- you guys can't get back and you'll see this. but i can see amsterdam right there. all right? now, amsterdam, that's halfway mark. amsterdam is right in the sun, okay? so it's day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day, day. sun down. night, night, night, night, night. sun up. day, day, day, day. [laughter] - get the idea? - yeah. so they're in the daylight most of the turn. how about at a place that's on the daylight all of the turn that's just barely on that? of course, the north pole is. so when at north pole, daylight is 24 hours a day. but you come down to a certain point where it just comes up-- in fact, i can see it right here. it's up here. and that point is called-- anyone know? where? right there? you guys don't know about it? it's too frigid. it's a circle. beginning with an "a". arctic circle. arctic, that's the arctic circle. the arctic circle is the point where you can get day for 24 hours a day on june 21st, okay, june 21st. and other one is where you get nighttime 24 hours a day. because what happens when the sun's on this side, okay?
was in amsterdam one time and snoop call m.d. e -- called me and says where are you? i said in amsterdam. le got on a plane and we record a song together. >> you go to amsterdam, the make ka of dope and write music together. >> now we can go to colorado. >> what do you make of that? >> i think it's progress and a great step forward and people are finally growing up and looking around the room and checking things out. it seems ridiculous, i think, and have thought for years to let all the illegal drug dealers make all the money and the gun buyers, trading guns for dope and getting people killed all over the border down there when it's a simple thing to legalize it, tax it, regulate it. and fortunately they saw that. >> planning any vacations? >> maybe they'll have a coffee house over there. >> you can have the willie nelson coffee chain. >> why not. >> let's take a break. i want to come back and talk politics with you. >> sure. >> a lot of stuff going on in the middle east. the election. get your take on that. mr. margin? don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that w
. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area. here in the bay area there time in 2011. chp's maximum enforcement will continue through tomorrow's
starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> thanks. >>> earlier i spoke with a reporter from amsterdam, and he talked about how marijuana affected that city. next, we're going to have a seattle city leader listen to what he said to us. and is his city ready for pot being legal? that's next. ♪ mom? dad? guys? [ engine turns over ] [ engine revs ] ♪ he'll be fine. [ male announcer ] more people are leaving bmw, mercedes and lexus for audi than ever before. take advantage of exceptional values during the season of audi event. with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> marijuana has gone legit. as of thursday recreational use is legal in washington state, and that set off plenty of celebrating and lighting up in seattle. >> three, two, one! whoo! >> really? they did a countdown. voters approvaled legalization on election day and it took effect thursday. people headed to the space needle and staged what must have been a very laid back party. i want to bring in sally clark. she's the president of the city council there. sh
amsterdam. it was the lead at $365,000. >> coming up, a strike averted at the eastern seaports. what has to happen to protect the nation's cargo business going forward. >> what you can expect when you wake up in the morning. >> the biggest gun show in east coast kicks off in northern virginia. they're expecting bigger c with my keurig vue brewer i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >> police lined up for their chance -- people lined up to see a large assortment of guns being offered a this week and's gun show in chantilly, virginia. >> protesters joined the outside. the northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg of live with more. >> before this show open about 3:00 this afternoon, the lines were huge. when the doors finally did open, people rushed in, resulting in what we're seeing here now. huge crowds. you can hardly make your way around this room. it is quite possible that a lot people
germ. vermont. >>> welcome back. should the boris be banished? amsterdam, wherever that is, is planning to exile the aggressively obnoxious housing them in punishment camps dubbed scum villages under constant police supervision. the mayor's plan at a cost of a million u.s. dollars seems like a tiny amount aimes to address the thousands of complaints. he argues that long-term harassment leaves upstanding citizens to be driven out and not their nuisance neighbors that makes sense. this is the world turned upside down he says. a team of harassment directors has also been appointed to gather reports of these do error rum detractors. for more let's go to amsterdam. >> do you know what that was? it was something beautiful. they call it scum village. i am thinking that is not a big selling point. shouldn't it be something like philadelphia? >> it kind of reminds me of a place -- it is like a trailer park for the people who don't get along with the people at the trailer park. >> it is like a pod that is sent out of a trailer park. and then they are in that one. even in that one there is somethi
a profit because of high rents and brand royalties paid to their amsterdam-based group firm. tax rates in the netherlands are lower than in britain. they say they will pay more tax in the two years than is required under british law. >>> the asian development bank has raised this year's outlook for five emerging economies. its board members cite strong growth in southeast asia, especially in the philippines and malaysia. the bank's board members revised their estimate from 5.6% in october to 5.9%. the five countries are the philippines, malaysia, indonesia, thailand, and vietnam. the bank official said third-quarter expansion in the philippines was high at 7.1%. they said rising consumption and public investment in malaysia is contributing to the region's growth. the story was different for japan. they lowered their 2012 growth estimate by 0.6 percentage points. they cited a drop in exports stemming from a territorial dispute with china. the bank officials say southeast asian economies are supported by solid domestic demand. they added the countries are relatively unaffected by the deb
controverti controvertido, un equipado holanda de la universidad de amsterdam revelÓ que el 90 po% las conversaciones en los centros de trabajo son chispeme >>> sÍ la mayoria de las personas dicen que no todos los chismes tienen consecuencias negativas, por ejemplo muchos de ellos ac
to split, also in croatia. then to amsterdam and back all in business class. >> total cost, just the taxes, $60 each, plus 120,000 frequent flier miles each, which sounds high, but not when you're what rick is, a frequent flier millionaire, one who wants to teach us a few tricks on how to be that millionaire also. >> does anybody in this room sign up for a credit card primarily to get a sign-up bonus? >> reporter: did you know you can get miles by the millions without ever flying? these folks are smiling because they do know that. >> the most important one to be able to say is i have never been late on a payment. >> reporter: the first method, cashing in on credit card bonuses. lots of banks now offer new credit card holders sign-up bonuses of 20,000, 40,000, sometimes 70,000 miles or points. rick teaches that people who have shaky credit who cannot pay their bills in full every month or for applying for a mortgage in the near future should not be playing this game. within the fraternity of extreme frequent flyers, it's controversial that any of these secrets are getting out. but rick star
. there are a continue of people all over the world in amsterdam for instance, it's illegal there, but every citizen in amsterdam does not smoke pot. it's a small percentage who smoke pot legally. >> cenk: we're out of time. on the issue of impairment, barack obama, bill clinton steve jobs none of them seem long-term impaired. on the other hand, sandra, to your point, george w. bush. it was a great conversation. sandra solin and tommy chong. thank you so much. >> i brought a present. >> cenk: theseyou did? >> these are called not a pipe. >> cenk: what do they do? >> you're not supposed to take them off. and you're not supposed to take them out of the string. >> cenk: which you just did. >> and you're not supposed to put the substance in this end. and you're not supposed to light it. >> cenk: then i will not do that after you give it to me. >> it's not a pipe. >> cenk: all right, thank you, tommy. i appreciate it. when we come back, now seriously, i've got a serious story. the serious one is blackwater. they're back, and getting no good contracts again. >> in september of 2007 blackwater said one of
've been in. i was in amsterdam one time and snoop called me and wanted me to sing on his record. he said where are you and i said amsterdam so he caught the next plane and we regarded a song together. >> you and snoop go to mecca and you both have a load of dope and you write some music tonight? >> now with can go to colorado. >> when we come back, words to live by by two very different spiritual leaders. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. now get a lucid by lg, free. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus
smoke a lot and in every country we've been in. i was in amsterdam one time and snoop called me and wanted me to sing on his record. he said where are you and i said amsterdam so he caught the next plane and we regarded a song together. >> you and snoop go to mecca and you both have a load of dope and you write some music tonight? >> now with can go to colorado. >> when we come back, words to live by by two very different spiritual leaders. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. santho, ho, ho!anta! santa! want to see some magic? watch this! merry chr... (crash) ow! i landed on my keys. did you get that? oh yeah. that was amazing. here you go. that was a fun trick! see? santa's okay. walk it off santa. share videos instantly with s beam. on the galaxy siii and note ii. for a limited time get two flip covers for the price of one. exclusively at verizon. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little
to push the boundaries of technology and create wealth -- in amsterdam and holland the with-it is always local lines. there will always be surplus riches. regis and surplus regions. southern england was in debt. now is the obvious. similarly, you have new york state in surplus, washington state inertification plus. it started in manchester, in amsterdam. it is always localized. there will always be defecit regions and surplus regions. so, manchester northern england was in surplus back then. southern england was in debt. now it is the opposite. similarly, you have new york state in surplus, washington state in surplus. illinois, the dakotas in debt. missouri is your equivalent of in greece, a permanent bailout. the thing is, whereas markets are amazing institutions for allocating existing goods and services among consumers, they are chronically bad at creating a balance between deficit and surplus regions. a geographic problem, and intertemporal. remember -- if that comes first, suddenly the money lender who later becomes a banker who later becomes wall street plays a hugely significant
is going to amsterdam, where he is going to keynote an international baptist convention or congress or whatever of some sort. i said well okay. the ambassador gives me his plate number. so i call the airport in this flight had already landed. i'm supposed to be looking after him. i don't have the foggiest notion where he could eat. there's 500 hotels in madrid and i don't even know she's staying in a hotel. even if i call 500 for most people help me, i don't even know. he might be staying with friends or something. i have no idea. i'm really scared because i screwed the thing up already, even though it wasn't my fault. by the time the ambassador called me, the plane had landed. so, i started to call hotels and i don't know why i didn't call this particular hotel first. it is a hotel closest to the embassy. the embassy on trends unfair on us treat and behind it is the main drag in madrid and on the other side is that helped him. it's the same building. i should have called them first. i had this ridiculous conversation with the desk clerk. it was really funny. i said is there a dr. k
-shop setting like in amsterdam. >> by the way, i was in amsterdam 10 days ago. i looked for one of those damn pot coffee shops. carol and i walked. i was dragging her all over in the rain downtown amsterdam. >> couldn't find one. >> you could tell by smell. >> i figured you couldn't walk around six blocks without finding one but it wasn't like starbucks. they weren't on every corner. are these going to be like in denver they will be like pot cafes, pot stores? or you have cigar stores, you buy your pot. >> as long as you are over the age of 21, you will be able to purchase it and the state and local governments will get a piece of the action. >> bill: can't you see to have at that green leaf hanging out? >> the iconography that was already there for medical marijuana, by the way. >> when this infrastructure exists of the shops and the sales tax being collected that the if he did are not goingfeds are not going. >> in colorado for the last two years, there are over 2500 marijuana-related businesses, retail, testing centers, delivery services. the federal g
canceled and delayed in cities such as paris and amsterdam. last weekend, heavy snow in russia shut down a major highway leaving drivers stranded. europe has more snow in the forecast. i was just in washington d.c. it was blue skies. and a sunny skies. >> it is still december. >> and time flies when you're having fun. >> it is going to be gorgeous with temperatures in the 60s. 63 degrees in san francisco, san jose. fremont. mid-60s, concord. and we do have some rainfall on the way but we will wait a little bit with light rain. with much cooler expected. >> perfect for the season. >> correct. >> that is it for us will see you at 11 (music)
. >> the super yacht built for steve jobs has been impounded in amsterdam because of a dispute over an unpaid bill to the yacht's designer. he said he still needs to be paid 3 million for his work on venus so it'll stay in the port pending payment by lawyers representing job's estate. >> the pope has pardoned the former butler who stole his former documents. he was sentenced to 18 months in jail. he said he did it to expose evil and corruption in the vatican. the pope forgave him in person today. the vatican said it would find him a new job and a new home. >> analysts are watching closely to see who will run for john kerry's senate seat if he is confirmed as secretary of state. the president announced the nomination yesterday and. analysts say scott brown a republican is likely to run. he lost his seat two elizabeth warren. there is no clear front runner for democrats but several house representatives expected to bid. >> a ban on a count verse a therapy designed to make gay teens straight has been blocked. it was supposed to be outlawed on january 1st but an appeals court in san francisco
overseas. the city of amsterdam of all places is cracking down on pot now. in this at school by kids. the city known for it culture red light district and liberal enforcement policy on drugs is declaring schools no toking zones. this is a sign being posted. smoking pot at school has awe always been illegal but they've had trouble keeping the test from toking up on the school grounds. interesting lunch breaks. as always, let me know why you're awake. shoot me an e-mail at waytooearly@msnbc.com. i must say, fiduciary fiasco rolls off the tongue. and the debt ceiling debate is approaching. i'm sick of that one, too, from last year. i want your alternatives. we'll use the best one in the days ahead. still ahead on "way too early," something was in the water last night in the nba. three different games, three thrilling finishes. we'll have the highlights ahead in sports. it was a night of 1,000 stars at madison square garden. bruce springsteen, bon jovi, paul mccarty playing with nirvana? we'll have a full recap of the concert and get a quick check on weather when "way too early" comes ri
ireland, applies to amazon, on the continent, and it applies to starbucks in amsterdam. what we learned is how these companies arrange their affairs. so even though the latte is bought in london, no tax is ever paid except on sales tax to the uk government. i need to demonstrate this to you. this is the example, if i may, michael, this is the example -- >> only you can do, richard. >> well, it's -- this is the starbucks example. so here we have all of the various size. the vente, grande. >> come on, big, medium, small. >> whatever! in this box -- imagine this is the billion and a third revenues that starbucks says it's made, reven revenues, not profits that it's made in the uk over the last few years. obviously, the majority of it will go straight into overhead, salaries, lights, rents, and the like. then here's the bit, pays a 4.7% royalty to its own company in amsterdam. well that gets rid of quite a lot of money. then it pays a thumping big loan back to starbucks in the united states, and a 20% margin to a swiss company that it buys its coffee from, 20% margin. that gets rid of a bit
smoke a lot. me and snoop smoke a lot and in every country we've been in. i was in amsterdam one time and snoop called me and wanted me to sing on his record. he said where are you and i said amsterdam so he caught the next plane and we recorded a song together. >> you and snoop go to the mecca and you both have a load of dope and you write some music together? >> now we can go to colorado. >> when we come back, words to live by by two very different spiritual leaders. d creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's paym
life has been impounded in amsterdam after a pay dispute involving the designer. the the mist, a $137 million, 260 ft. long yacht, made under official debut in late october. it is currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck hired a debt collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9 million your rogue commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the business will be released. >> it is kind of ugly. >> on to bay area weather. we will have more on the holiday forecast. >> we are taking a look at christmas eve conditions. here is a look at the james lick freeway. as we take a look as storm tracker 4 the storm is not really that much to concern ourselves with right now. is just light rain. we do not have any real grain to contend with at this time. there is mid 30's out the door for santa rosa. it is 36 degrees and napa and upper 40's for san francisco. we will have more on future cast 4. we will continue to see passing sh
pot. >> reporter: in a show from amsterdam, steves gave a preview of what could soon be coming to cities and towns in washington. >> throughout the netherlands, bars selling marijuana are called coffee shops. amsterdam alone has over 300. >> reporter: he says america should not fear. >> consumption is not going to go up a lot. by every statistic, our government and the dutch government, americans smoke more pot than the dutch, and the dutch have the most liberal laws on pot in all of europe. >> reporter: seattle's city attorney peter holmes also pushed for the new law. >> all we've done is achieve by prohibition is fill our jails and make drug dealers quite rich. >> reporter: he says legal marijuana even with high taxes will be cheaper than illegal marijuana. >> want to put the drug dealers out of business? >> absolutely. >> reporter: now that marijuana is legal here in washington, the state is going to start collecting taxes on it. the state hopes to raise some $500 million al year. but there is one catch. marijuana remains illegal under federal law. for cbs "this morning," jo
levels of marijuana be accepted? in amsterdam right now, they're talking about banning anything above 15% thc, which would wipe out a big part of the current medical market. will all the edibles be allowed? you know, do we need rice kris krispie treats and the hot dogs. will felons be able to transfer nomination and later the white house. this is the building where lincoln gave that speech in the affordable colleges in country, it's free. the guy who gave cooper union the name, peter cooper, an industrialist and inventor and onetime presidential candidate himself believed that the best education should be ax ses i believe to anyone that qualified to get in. anyone including women and people of color. the question of whether a student can pay for tuition, he thought that should be irrelevant. for more than a century now every student has received a full tuition scholarship at one of the best colleges of the country. that's the mission and history of the cooper union. in its more recent history, school administrators announced to chip away at the policy. they will begin charging tuition fo
laws will do to the state. so we're going to go to a place, amsterd amsterdam, where the rules similar, to find out if legal pot -- where the rules are reracksed -- if it's riskier than legal alcohol. >> people are using alcohol on the street, those people give a lot of trouble and get noisy and give trouble to other people on the street. most foreigners are tourists who smoke a joint on the street are, yeah, well, they are quiet. >> mayor of seattle joins us. >> quite a show coming up. >> all that the next two hours on cnn. it's always good to see you in person. >>> i want to give you a programming note. soledad o'brien examines questions about skin color, discrimination and race. "who is black in america?" the documentary premieres tonight at':00 p.m. only on cnn. >>> nobel prizes, golden globe announcements, when the pope will send his very first tweet. [ female announcer ] think you need to go to a department store counter for a professional cleansing device? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or you
it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain the air-dry, no need for the wet weather gear this morning, let's talk about temperatures, i just updated
it in that you wouldn't be able to do it amsterdam style in cafes or coffee houses and oous it there. you have to take it home and use it in private. it will unleash people are saying a wave of an industry and growth here. erin. >> interesting. barney frank told me he eats pot brownies and he said off camera to me he'd eat pot brownies. maybe i have to try them. are cops going to leave users alone and go after the dealers? are they going to pursue this at this point? >> reporter: at this point everybody is taking a break and steps back and see where it goes. it's legal to possess. it's not a high profile crime. going forward it's not likely to go after dealers, but they don't want people flaunting the law. they want to put all the processes into place so they will tax it all at 25% by the way. they believe that in the first couple of years they'll make as much as $500 million a year to the state budget. it's a pretty big piece of the budget. >> it certainly is. the problem is, of course, this is a whole state's rights versus the federal government. you have colorado and washington saying we're
's going on in amsterdam with prime property being vacnt. look at what is going on in spain. millions of people taking to the streets. they still call it a recession with 25 percent unemployment in spain, greece. things are getting worse everywhere. the austerity measures, what austerityeasures? i got one. make a story. i'll make a bad bet. i n't want to take my losses. of take the money from you, mr. citizen. of tax you more, cat your services. what you do did you will pay more for my note that your pension and benefits. tom: how does all this in? we wind up with pitchforks? >> it's happening now. they don't call it class warfare. that is what is going on over there. again, there is no air spring. there's nothing about a pro-democracy ment. r tofew had much too much and way too many head was too little. the people in the street that one piece of the pipe command it's going on around the world. and for some reason people are oblivious to it. look in this country, college graduates, the income is declining eight or 0% since the recession. you can't find a job. 3 percent of them have jo
of unintentional hilarity. there have been no beaver sightings into the capital of amsterdam. you can get a lot of things in amsterdam. surprising you can't get beaver. you can get a block of hash -- >> the size of your face. >> stephanie: beaver expert -- >> another party at your house. >> stephanie: bill dykstra -- assures me it is only a matter of time when people have not had beaver before, they do not know how to cope with when they come. >> oh, really? >> no, no, no. >> stephanie: that's why we need to make sure we're all prepared. the netherlands -- >> for when the beaver comes. >> stephanie: the netherland's famous dikes protect the land from being flooded. very useful. without these sea defenses, huge swaths of the country would be underwater in areas where the dikes are directly connected to the water. the beaver are starting to borough through the ground. burrow through the ground. people can put down mesh grids. people can put down mesh grids. >> bill maher? >> stephanie: no. billmar dykstra. people can put do
levels of marijuana be accepted? in amsterdam right now, they're talking aboupç banning anything above 15% thc, which would wipe out a big part of the current medical market. will all the edibles be allowed? you know, do we need rice kr krispie treats and the hot dogs. will felons be able to transfer that black market experience and make money in this new legal market? all out, and it's an ugly process. >> why is it ugly and messy? >> first of all, there are people within marijuana society/culture whobl this is god's plant and none have any right to regulate it let alone sell it. they'll be set up outside banging drums and singing songs. it will be like 1967. then there are business people who are interested in creating p path ways to the biggest profits. that means not the tightest restrictions on advertising. the freest reign of where to be located and the like. >> are there lessons in terms of figuring in what the obama administration is going to do. it seems like a touch call if you're the attorney general or president. the laws are the laws. are there things the president could do un
, then stores to buy it in, but you wouldn't be able to do it amsterdam style, where you can do it in cafes or coffee houses and use it there. you'd have to take it home and use it in private. it will unleash, people are saying, a wave of an industry and growth here. >> interesting. you know, barney frank told me he eats pot brownies and sir richard branson said he'd eat pot brownie, but are cops going to leave users alone, and just go for the dealers? are they really going to pursue this? >> at this point, it looks like everyone's going to take a break and step back and see where things go. it's going to be legal to possess. going forward, it's not likely they are going to do after dealers, but they don't want people flouting the law. they want to put these processes into place and they will tax it all at 25%, by the way, and they believe in the first couple of year, they'll make as much as $5 million a year. a pretty big piece of the budget. >> it certainly is. the problem is though, this is all states rights versus the federal government. but it's still a federal crime, so what's the fed
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